This Psalm, written by King David, shows God’s power unveiled in nature, a thunderstorm towers majestically above the Promised Land, arousing David’s praise. It sparks the realization that it is the Lord who is enthroned in nature (v 3-9.) Surely, so great a God strengthens and blesses His people (v 10-11.) Yes, I believe God is enthroned in nature and all our circumstances are held in His hands. Do I agree with the way God works out each circumstance, certainly not! I remind
Eleven ‘easy’ words, we usually make complicated. Probably without years of experience trusting and receiving God’s love, we can’t fully overcome our habits of worry, anxiety and fear. In some bible translations, it says, ‘cast all your cares.’ Whether we are using the word worry, anxiety or care, the message remains, what we put into our soul shapes us. What we think about during our waking hours is basic to prayer. Prayer intends to immerse us in the thoughts of God.
I believe peace to be a truly valuable gift and yet it slips too easily in the mundane moments of life. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit (“love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control,” Galatians 5:22-23) they all go together for a life well-lived. However, how often is our focus on the gift of peace? When Jesus said these words in the Gospel of John, He was sharing that He would soon be returning to His Father, but His own un